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April 16, 2015

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Dave (in MA)

http://lileks.com/bleats/archive/15/0415/041615.html

Lileks on how the promising urban future foretold by past American world's fairs never really seemed to materialize, and then a tour through the post-apocalyptic scenes of a former great American metropolis. [ed: after decades of Democrat rule]

Dave (in MA)

Lyle, I'll repeat my comment from Insty's link to that same article:

For Palin to be "the Rodham of the left" she would have had to ride her husband's coattails into the competitive snowmobile racing industry, have been given high ranking positions in said industry, failed in them, and despite this, would currently be trying to insert herself at the forefront of snowmobile racing without ever having had any positive accomplishments in it.

lyle

Taranto:

If you read the left-wing commentary about Mrs. Clinton, “confidence” is not the word that comes to mind. “But I am not excited about Hillary Clinton. At all,” writes think-tanker Conor Williams at Talking Points Memo:
Very little about [Mrs.] Clinton’s policy positions animates me—other than her strong support for early childhood education (which is my professional expertise), I don’t find her substantively compelling. Indeed, I find her hawkish approach to foreign policy repellent.

[snip]

But in the end he’ll vote for her because “the Republicans remain unlikely to nominate a candidate who meets even the basic qualifications for seriousness on big issues like climate change, economic inequality, social mobility, and more.” He observes, with considerably more verbiage than the following paraphrase, that “once you’ve conclusively ruled out one of the two major parties,” your only alternative is the other one.

Hmm...

jimmyk

That's one of the worst articles they've published.

Asche Schow does some very good work on the whole campus rape issue, and debunking the "gender wage gap," but she was off her game here.

lyle

Dave, you left off the salient facts that in order for Palin to be the "Rodham of the left," she'd have to develop a drinking problem and an affinity for cooter. Other than that, spot on.

Porchlight

I'm sure it's been posted, but I thought this was actually a half decent article from Politico:

The 'everyday people' who made Hillary Clinton's burrito bowl

NKvirusedandback

Lyle @ 4:31-- I can see where Hillary's lesbianism is going to be an issue at JOM and elsewhere.

lyle

NK, I don't really care about Cankles' sexual proclivites in same sense that I don't care about a snake's sex life. Or a tarantula's...

lyle

And further, I think Cankles locked up the butch dyke vote a long time ago...

lyle

Kevin Williamson:

Having spent the Obama years boasting that they are the party of the future — the party of immigrants, ethnic minorities, young people, etc. — the Democrats are rallying behind an elderly suburban WASP lawyer from Park Ridge whose father was a wealthy, conservative businessman. That’s an awkward story.

So just make up a new one, right?

NKvirusedandback

Lyle-- I meant no criticism. IMO it is a legit issue, because it is another example of how phoney she is about ... everything.

daddy

For JOM Legal a question.

Am hearing about the family that lets their children play unsupervised at the park. News is saying that the parents may be charged criminally with "neglect."

Since all of us were raised the way these parents are trying to raise their kids, and that is now defined as something criminal, is there a statute of Limitations on this crime of "neglect." For instance, could a case be brought against Al Gore for "neglecting" his druggy son when the kid was raised? Could a case be brought against any of the Kennedy's since none of them ever give a damn about what their kids are/were doing?

So just asking about the technical legalities. Is opening this new can of "neglect" worms something that can be Legally turned to bite our zealous accusers in the ass?

rse

Buckeye-yes on the train. Left from Back Bay and I looked around as we were on the platform and then told the Diva to keep walking. Saved us from trying to get into the same already full car everyone else was trying to get into.

I must say for someone like me who loves federal architecture providence is amazing. My college roommate was from Cumberland and the city looked better than I remembered.

Old Lurker

That's my county yer talkin about Daddy.

daddy

OL,

Are you still beating your wife neglecting your children?

Book 'em, Danno!

daddy

Speaking of the change in society, in last night's Perry Mason episode (The Case of a place called Midnight), Perry is sitting in a passenger plane when the guy behind Perry drops his briefcase. Out falls a loaded revolver which slides under Perry's seat. He picks it up, glances at it, then simply hands it over his shoulder to the guy behind him, who thanks Perry for picking it up.

A couple weeks back they ran the episode where a 5 year old kid is allowed to take a loaded handgun to bed because it helps him sleep more soundly when he's sleeping in the tent out back during the weekends.

Lt. Tragg

Mr. Berger has asked me to look into that incident at 5:47. Can you describe the gentleman with the gun and what flight he was on?

MarkO

In today's America, only chickens can be free range.

As a kid, I frequently slept with either a gun or a Bowie knife under my pillow.

The West was wild then.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I still say my explanation number three is most likely, Jim. : )

Dave (in MA)

The other day I mentioned the sad state of affairs at company that Romney founded, Bain Capital. They've hired Deval "Mini Me" Patrick to head up some kind of "Social Impact" investment fund.

Howie Carr had a different take. He pointed out how this was a good investment: protection money. He pointed out how when Sharpton was starting to go after Coca Cola, they brought Mini Me on board and he left them alone. Now Bain's gone from being the most evil company since Halliburton to fully PC on the basis of one hire.

clarice

Gwyneth has quit her snap diet 4 days in SURPRISE!! Malkin didn't think much of it in any event:http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/04/15/gwyneth_paltrows_poverty_voyeurism_126266.html

Frau Hoppe Reiter

You left your horse outside, MarkO?

Frau Hoppe Reiter

SNAP challenge...

Clarice - I thought that was what Joe Biden did when standing next to someone's wife or daughter.
Reading about Gwennie made me think of naricso's ,

sbw

Every kid had a sheath knife AND a pocket knife.

And when we were younger than ten, we were shooting .22s at targets in the basement.

And we were confident because of it.

Real negligence is over-protection.

Jim Miller

A bit of perspective for those who live in states like Illinois or Rhode Island.

Washington state is not accustomed to big scandals, so this Troy Kelley business is a very big deal here. (The last big one was "gamscam" -- in 1980.)

(I have thought, for some time, that that's why Obama was so appealing to voters here. Few of them realized just how dirty politics is in Illinois -- and what that implied about Obama.)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Is there no one close enough to Ms Paltrow to hook some jumper cables up to her frontal lobes and just end the charade?

Sue

I was raised in the south where gun racks on your pick up were part of the decor. I can remember riding in my grandfather's pickup, hanging out the passenger window, shooting an armadillo while Granddaddy drove the truck. The things we did would get them arrested today.

Sue

I guess I should clarify we were in our pasture.

daddy

Lt Tragg,

The sweaty dupe that dropped the gun:

The skirt:

The perp:

An odd episode. Good character actors, but the episode was located entirely in Germany where Perry was vacationing. The Case involved buried NAZI gold, 2 murders, and I learned something interesting about the very German Chief Inspector (who happened to be Colonel Klink from Hogan's Hero's fame:

Werner (Hogan’s Heroes) Klemperer, who’s made a good living playing Nazis and such, appears as Inspector Hurt.
+"Klemperer was in fact a talented dramatic actor, as evidenced by his acclaimed performance as an arrogant, unrepentant Nazi judge being tried for crimes against humanity in 'Judgment At Nuremberg' (1961). His identification with Nazi roles, notwithstanding, Klemperer was in real life the son of a Jew who fled with his family from Nazi Germany...He served in the US Army during World War II,"

Colonel Klink, we hardly knew ye!

Centralcal on iPad

Sue, you didn't have to be from the South nor go as far back as a grandpa to have gun racks as part of the pick-up. My husband had them in several of his trucks. We used to hunt pheasant in the fields across from and surrounding or house. This is Central California farm country I am speaking of.

Sue

When I was 5 and my brother was 6, I lost a game of mumbley peg, or won, depending on the rules we played that day. He carried me home on his back with a pocket knife sticking into my knee. My mother almost fainted. I still have the scar.

Sue

C,

On any given day you could go onto our high school parking lot and start a war with all if the guns in pick ups. Nobody even batted an eye if someone had a knife on them. Times certainly have changed.

Beasts of England

Never shot anything out of the window of a truck, but we did go to school with our shotguns and ammo after early morning duck or goose hunting. I'm not sure you can do that these days. :)

Extraneus

Klemperer was in real life the son of a Jew who fled with his family from Nazi Germany...He served in the US Army during World War II,"

Great to know!

Sue

Beasts,

Even back then it was illegal to shoot out your pickup.

rse

Sue-you are only supposed to do it from the back bed of the pick up, not out the window.

Sue

It was probably illegal to shoot out your truck window while your granddaddy held your leg so you wouldn't fall out. ::grin::

Sue

He was into safety.

Sue

Rse,

We got into trouble all the time for spotlighting from the road. We never intended to shoot anything, just bored in a small town with lots of back roads.

Centralcal on iPad

Rural life, no matter what part of the country, was unlike any other. Guns everywhere, because everyone hunted. And they offered security - living outside city limits - vandals, thieves, up-to-no-goods were dispatched quickly and held until a sheriff's deputy arrived.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Since I am unsure of the SOL on things I will not divulge most of my misadventures in the wilds of northern CA, except to say I got off with only a warning for shooting quail off of their roost when I was around 11 or so and once slew 12 coots and a teal with one blast from my mom's 12 gauge Winchester pump.
Looked like The Longest Day with all the flopping limbs and bobbing corpses.

Sue

My sister once called the sheriff to report a murder. My brother shot a bird with his BB gun. ::grin::

Beasts of England

I hope you'll share your recipe for Coot à l'Orange, Ig. I think I can take a few, although less efficiently, from the back deck!

Extraneus

We used to get $5 for a rat's ears on Staten Island.

Sue

I've got another dadgum thunderstorm coming through.

Extraneus

I once got one with a toy bow and arrow.

Sue

Ahh man. I used to shoot rats at the barn with rat shot. For nothing but the target practice. Who the hell paid $5? And why?

daddy

Clarice,

Your link to Gwyneth Paltrow not being able to stay on her "Snap-diet" just made me hungry. I'm thinking of running down to Carl's Junior for a quick burger, but I'm uncertain yet on what I'd like to sink my teeth into. So I'll take some suggestions from you guys.

JOMer's, which of the following would you prefer to wrap your lips around?

A) The Thickburger El Diablo:

B) The Grass Fed Natural Burger:

C) The Carl's Jr Fish Burger:

D) The Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger:

E) The Texas BBQ Thickburger:

F) The Memphis BBQ Burger:

G) The Jalapenyo Pepper Jack Cheese Burger:

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Coots are not particularly palatable Beasts, at least the ones I've tried, which probably accounts for the high bag limit and no one ever trying to fill it.

Small, homely, guttural birds, furtive to the point of looking like they just finished doing something loathsome in the shadows and quite prolific; the Woody Allens of waterfowl.

MarkO

Frau, my horse was in the barn guarded by dogs.

Other than shooting rats at the dump (reserved for taking your best girl after the junior prom) the most fun was shooting rabbits at night from the truck. Someone would shine the spotlight on the rabbit and it would sit up and freeze.

I took my switchblade to school until 8th grand when it didn’t seem cool. No one said anything about it. Guns weren’t scary; girls with ratted hair were.

BB gun fights? Hell yes.

Soylent Red

Even back then it was illegal to shoot out your pickup.

When I was in high school, I had a buddy who had a mid 1970s Pontiac convertible. You could fit five guys and beer in that thing comfortably.

We used to put the lid down and hunt pheasants in the ditches right out of the back seat, or over the windshield.

Stop signs too. Not as tasty but easier to hit.

daddy

BB gun fights? Hell yes.

narciso

this was the non 'hair on fire' piece,

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-13/oil-rich-nations-burn-through-petrodollar-assets-at-record-pace

everything the razorback consort has said, has been fully "Lillian Hellman,' the converse for the Huntress's statements,

Buckeye

daddy

did you say momma was out of town?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'm nothing if not natural, daddy, so I'm partial to the Grass Fed Natural Burger, but I do note she doesn't exactly look au naturale if one looks behind her right hand at the cummerbund she seems to be wearing several inches too high.

narciso

I don't know the Thickburger Diablo if pressed, one of the reasons I watched Justified, was the presence of Natalie Zea, who was mostly offscreen this last season,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Trying to think what part she played, narc. One of the hookers Dewey was muckin about with?

Sue

Narciso,

How did you like the ending of Justified?

Beasts of England

I've never tried one, Ig. I used to think they were fish eaters, like Mergansers, and that made them unpalatable. But I've watched them up on shore nibbling on grass, just like Canadas.

Maybe ugly goes all the way to the breast bone!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I think they are omnivores Beasts; lots of aquatic critters down the hatch but some aquatic and terrestrial vegetation too.
Now I'll have to go look it up.

narciso

Raylan's wife, at first I thought it was anticlimactic, but in the end ir was true to the series, Boyd's prison chapel routine reminded me of
Kevin Spacey's similar scoundrel, although Wiseguy series had Joan Severance, in that arc,

Sue

I didn't like it.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Oh, thought you were talking about the Thickburger chick. Yeah, I wished they had developed her story a little more.

I did like it and agree on it staying true to the characters and story, narc.
Boyd would find a way to survive a nuclear holocaust with the other cockroaches.
Ava was a basically not horrible person pulled far astray by bad choices and weak will.
Raylan could bend the law but not break it, but still never get the rest of his life right and he was the fastest durn gun in Ken-tuck.

narciso

here's the german version of the episode, the actress, mentioned above, Susan Cranmer, died at a very young age, about 5 years after this episode,

daddy

On the word "Verification"

Bernie Sanders: This (IRAN) Agreement is not being built on trust.

O'Reilly: Well what is it being built on?

Sanders: It is being built on Verification.

O'Reilly: They say they're not going to let...look, the Mullah came out last week and said, Khamanei came out and said "We're not going to let you inspect our Military installations." You heard him.

Sanders: But the Military installations, what we will inspect is whether or not they have the capability of moving toward a nuclear weapon.

O'Reilly: How would you know if you can't inspect the Military Installations where they hide the stuff? How would you know?

Sanders: But you're assuming that they hide them.

O'Reilly: Yeah. Yeah I am Senator. Yeah, I'm assuming that.

Sanders. Well I am assuming that they have an agreement. We can argue till the cows come home about that...

narciso

the show runners really made Raylan more agreeable a character then Leonard had in his stories,

narciso

you would think the wheel of karma would get Boyd in the end, he was still a sociopath despite a charming one,

Rick Ballard

When will Sanders offer legislation mandating the IRS extend trust to American citizens in the same way he extends trust to Death to America headchoppers?

The progiverse is a very strange place.

Cecil Turner

This was sort of interesting: "ISIS terrorists force Iraqis to flee provincial capital." It purports to show a US airstrike, but unless my eyes deceive me, the attackers (about 20 seconds into the vid) look a lot like SU-25 Frogfoots (frogfeet?) shooting rockets.

Something tells me we're not giving the Iraqis all the air support they're requesting.

narciso

probably not, didn't the Russians ship a whole bunch of equipment, recently, of course the key to Anbar is the support of the sheikhs, I believe the lead one was Janbari, and some piece was acquired first in 2003-2004, and then in 2007-8

narciso

well so much for that:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/busted-hillary-abandons-her-scooby-limo-for-a-jet/

Rick Ballard

Cecil,

The Persians sent SU-25s to aid in sectarian cleansing last July. The Russians had already sent some earlier.

No steenkin' US badges needed for Persian/Iraqi delivery of kinetic humanitarian aid.

narciso

tony the ant come back, all is forgiven:

http://therightscoop.com/harry-reid-threatens-to-force-vote-on-obamas-attorney-general-appointment/

daddy

Rick, Isn't that amazing on Sander's logic.

I wonder if Bernie Sander's logic could be graphed mathematically? I think it'd turn out to be a Moebius Strip of illogic.

Bernie Sander's Postulates:

1) It's not based on Trust.
2) It's based on Verification.
3) But they won't let us look to Verify.
4) Yet I Trust them when they say they won't cheat.
5) So it's not based on Trust.
6) It's based on Verification.
7) But...



jimmyk on iPhone

"Klemperer was in real life the son of a Jew who fled with his family from Nazi Germany..."

And not just any Jew. His father was the famous conductor Otto Klemperer, who was conductor of the LA Philharmonic after escaping Germany.

narciso

and Robert Clary, Lebeau, was a survivors of the camps himself,

Rick Ballard

Daddy,

It sort of fits with the Pentagon releasing footage of Potemkin USAF strikes. I wonder if the Russians will sue for copyright infringement.

narciso

winning the future?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/jameis-winston-sued-in-civil-court-over-alleged-sexual-assault/ar-AAb7kg5?srcref=rss

daddy

Well I've worked up quite an appetite, so if you'll excuse me and the boys...

Miss Marple

Good evening, all. My grandpa sponsored the Sportsman's Club at the high school, where he taught. Guys could belong if they owned a gun (rifle or shotgun), which they would bring to school and go hunting after school was over. My brother-in-law belonged (this was back in 1956). When I told my grandkids about this (it is the same high school) they were astounded.

narciso

I wanted to make sure I was right,

Miss Marple

Things I did as a fifth grade girl:

Rode the bus to downtown Indianapolis with friends and went to the dime store and ate at Frisch's.

Rode my bike with two friends to another suburban town, 7 miles from my home.

Walked (with younger sisters) 3 miles from our cabin in Wisconsin to the closest lake and went swimming without a lifeguard present.

Stayed all night at the fair with my sheep I was showing. My dad had to go home because he had to work the next day, so I stayed by myself.

Probably lots more if I thought hard. Parents today probably need to be more cautious than in my day, but I think that people are too protective. kids need to explore and have some time without adults around.

Man Tran

From about 14 on through HS, I headed out every summer on the Greyhound from Seattle to north central MT with my Colt Frontier Scout in a custom carrying case that I made in wood shop.

Back in grade school we biked around the back roads over near glasater with our .22s straddling our handlebars. Ezy pzy.

clarice

Someone from the WH must have been at the Italian or Malaysian embassy tonight. As I was tidying up from dinner, I spotted a line of Secret Service cars passing by with their lights on. Just say them heading back up the street.(Both Embassies are down the strett.)

One night years ago, my husband saw a limo parked in front of our house for a while and opened the door to check--it was Bill Clinton waiting to make his appearance fashionably late at a fundraiser down the black--BET's home until his wife cleaned him out in their divorce.

Porchlight

Imagine a world...where everyone in American government had experienced hunting in childhood.

Yeah, I knew you couldn't.

narciso

definition of an exercise in insanity:


http://tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/190300/inside-obamas-meeting-with-jewish-leaders

Man Tran

Speaking of Boyd, I'll bet a closer look at the dudes in the orange jumpsuits attending church would reveal a few cameo appearances. Even Arkin might have snuck in. Lots of beards made it look like Life of Brian.

narciso

ok, what's her scam now:

http://nation.foxnews.com/2015/04/16/irs-files-70k-tax-lien-against-msnbc-s-melissa-harris-perry

Frau Hoppe Reiter

We lived two blocks from the beach. When the grunion ran, my brother in high school stayed out all night and would bring home a bucket full of fish for my mother to fry. He fished and caught albacore off Long Beach. My mother canned it. No more albacore off the coast these days. Fishing trips are out of San Diego now, I believe.

Beasts of England

'...down the black--BET's home...'

Freudian slip, clarice? ;)

MarkO

Freedom was great.

narciso

epleb nista, Mark, we can't have nice things anymore,

Miss Marple

You know, I am going to dig up old books from my childhood, because they were all full of kids having adventures by themselves.

It was considered normal.

From the Weekly Reader Book Club, I still have the following:

1. Dangerous Island, where 3 kids get accidentally swept out to see in a home made raft, land on a very small island with a cave, and wait for rescue, surviving by fishing and cooking the fish and seagull eggs. Then they discover the island is sinking! And they find gold bars, an old treasure! Rescued at the last minute with the gold! Hurrah!

2. Mystery in Old Quebec, where 2 kids vacationing with their parents wander around Quebed by themselves, and end up rescuing an kid who is half-Indian but has been kidnapped by his French grandparents.

Lots more, won't bore everyone. But those were the types of books I grew up with, where wandering around by yourself was NORMAL.

Beasts of England

The National Enquirer has listed, by category, Hillary's! alleged lesbian lovers. One of her claimed paramours is a super model. I have been scouring the net for the actual name.

The only one returned with any frequency will be heartbreaking, if true, for many XY JOMers. I simply don't believe it. Why would Jason Verlander let his girlfriend become involved with a politician?

Captain Hate

Hey guys, it looks like I landed a three month contract gig at [a cool company to be named later. Or how about never... does never work for you?] starting a week from Monday. I'd pretty much given up on finding anything and being forced into saying I'm "retired" and then I get a call from a consulting company saying that my retro skill set is needed. A phone interview this morning must have gone well because I got an offer by 6.

Like I said it's only for three months and it's over in [another town] but at least I won't be driving there in the snow. Plus it's all work in the test environment so no production support calls in the middle of the night. It'll be like working for the feds only with some real work to do.

narciso

shirley they can't be serious,

Beasts of England

Congratulations, Captain!

Nytol

narciso

great news, captain,

DebinNC

Sounds great, CH. Congrats.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Sometimes it's good to be obsolete, Cap'n. : )

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